We started the 3-day Angkor tour, very early in the morning to catch the sunrise at Angkor Wat. We rented a tuk-tuk for the day and explored the Khmer ruins on what is called the “big circle”. In the afternoon, we decided to veer off the beaten path and after a bit of negotiation with our driver, we headed east towards Phnom Bok hill, with a prasat (temple) of the same name built on it. There was a bit of a hiking path up to the top and as the afternoon heat was at its climax, we burnt some calories and we got soaked with sweat by the top. Up there, on the top…
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You may wonder why I named this post “Fried Friends…” which may sound a little weird. Well, I borrowed this title from a mistranslated menu in Cambodia on which instead of “french fries” is was written “fried friends”. We laughed so much about it so that eventually has stuck into our minds and we used to repeat the words and giggle. More than two weeks had passed since I left Vietnam, when another serendipitous event had happen, leading to some utterly charming and enjoyable time that I will not forget for a long time. Even though I never hold out too much hope to reunite with any of the people I meet on the…
This was a very personal story which may not have a special significance for anyone other than myself, but it’s a story I had to write down and share while it was still fresh…
A very nice short video showing briefly but consistently some of the most important facts about Romania which might be nice for anybody to know before travelling here. The infographic animation was created by Graphic and Communication Design student Ana Busuioc for Leeds Romanian Society.
From the moment I first set foot on the amazing Khmer’s land, I had a strong feeling of warmth and the people welcomed me with friendliness and genuine smiles. I landed in Siem Reap International Airport after a short 1 hour flight from Bangkok.
The street food is everyday life for both Vietnamese and visitors alike. People eat anywhere at anytime! It’s like a veritable gastronomic carnival.
The core of the nightlife scene is the area covering the the streets of Pham Ngu Lao, De Tham and Bui Vien – the tourist quarter in Saigon. In this area, you can find dozens of small and big bars and pubs, plenty of street food and many “other things”, all at relatively cheap prices.
I started with my very first visit to Asia in one of the craziest cities in the world, Ho Chi Minh City (aka Saigon), Vietnam, on January 1st after spending the New Year’s Eve in Doha Airport. It was early afternoon when I landed, but on my Eastern European time it could still say “Good Morning”.
What better way to overcome fear than by facing and defying it? So, someday at the beginning of October, I booked a flight to Vietnam, just to force myself to leave, for once.
During my time in Romania, I learned more about the country that I had expected. It was the first time where I learned in person, talking to people and seeing the sights without consulting any books which I think is quite a special way to discover new things.